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Montevideo, September 26th 2023 - 07:04 UTC


  • Saturday, June 24th 2023 - 10:53 UTC

    Paraná Waterway: Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia back Paraguay

    Argentina's toll was found to be “notoriously excessive” and detrimental to many of the country's interests

    Brazil, Uruguay, and Bolivia Friday supported Paraguay's stance regarding Argentina's decision to charge tolls to barges sailing through the “Port of Santa Fe-Confluencia” section of the Parana River, it was reported in Buenos Aires after a new meeting of the Commission of the Paraguay-Parana Waterway Agreement.

  • Saturday, June 24th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Lula insists on addressing inequality

    If we do not address inequality, people may have a better climate, but will continue to die of hunger, Lula warned

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Friday insisted in Paris on the advantages of using a common currency for foreign trade operations and underlined once again that the European Union's demands for the Mercosur agreement were a “threat.”

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 10:47 UTC

    Argentina did nothing to charge toll, Paraguay's Waterway Commission finds

    Argentina has not proven it has rendered any actual service to barges along the Parana River

    Paraguay's National Waterway Commission concluded that Argentina's technical explanations for charging tolls to vessels sailing through the Parana River between the Port of Santa Fe and the Confluence with the Paraguay River were inadequate and that there was no justification for such a unilateral measure, it was reported in Asunción.

  • Wednesday, June 21st 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    Buquebús ship banned from active service

    Buquebús' Eladia Isabel was found to be in a distressing condition, despite not being operational

    Argentina's Customs General Directorate Tuesday banned Buquebús' Eladia Isabel from River Plate shuttle services to Uruguay due to its “poor condition,” it was reported in Buenos Aires. The vessel's sailing certifications were also found to have expired.

  • Wednesday, June 14th 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    France's Lower House votes against EU-Mercosur FTA

    Macronist Deputy Eléonore Cariot warned unsuccessfully that “if France and the EU” disengage from Latin America, “China and Russia will come.”

    France's National Assembly (Lower House) Tuesday voted 281 to 58 against the approval of the EU- Mercosur trade deal on the grounds that it “may encourage” deforestation, among other issues contrary to the country's interests, it was reported in Paris.

  • Saturday, June 10th 2023 - 10:34 UTC

    French minister warns against rushing EU-Mercosur deal

    Brazil is currently “engaging in a strong energy transition” under Lula, Becht said

    France's Junior Trade Minister Olivier Becht expressed his concerns said this week during his visit to Brazil about concluding the EU-Mercosur deal too hastily. While his country does want a deal concluded between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur, Becht warns against entering into it too quickly, without assurances on environmental and social issues.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 15:22 UTC

    France still has objections to the EU/ Mercosur trade agreement

    EU foreign affairs Joseph Borrell said EU and Latin American countries have ”a common history and shared values ... but this partnership has been taken for granted or even neglected

    Ahead of July's EU summit with Latin American and Caribbean leaders in July, the first since 2015, the European Commission has unveiled a trade-oriented strategy to renew ties with a region that has been somewhat sidelined by the bloc in a chaotic few years in global politics. Approving the trade agreement with Mercosur is one of EU's priorities but there is French conditioning.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:45 UTC

    Mercosur Summit scheduled for Puerto Iguazú

    Alberto Fernández will pass on the bloc's rotating presidency to Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva

    The Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú in the province of Misiones will host the LXII Mercosur Summit on July 3 and 4, during which Alberto Fernández will pass on the pro tempore presidency of the bloc to his Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, it was announced Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Saturday, June 3rd 2023 - 12:00 UTC

    Mercosur agreement on marital issues reached in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of the Mercosur full and associated members convened in Buenos Aires

    Justice Ministers of all Mercosur member countries Friday signed in Buenos Aires an agreement aimed at joint regulation of marriages. The document seeks to unify legal issues related to matrimonial matters, personal and patrimonial relations between spouses, divorce, matrimonial separation, and personal and patrimonial relations and dissolution of cohabitation unions within the bloc.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Paraguayan President-elect meets with Argentine and Uruguayan leaders

    Peña first met with Fernández in Buenos Aires and then had lunch in Montevideo with Lacalle

    Paraguay's President-elect Santiago Peña Monday met in Buenos Aires with Argentine President Alberto Fernández and later in the day, he traveled to Montevideo for an encounter with President Luis Lacalle Pou as both La Plata River leaders were preparing to travel to Brasilia for the South American Summit convened by Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.